Anophelesplumbeus(Diptera: Culicidae) in Germany: updatedgeographic distribution and public health impact of a nuisance and vector mosquito

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objectives: the aim of this study was to map the current spatial distribution ofAnopheles plumbeus in Germany, a potential vector of malaria parasites and West Nile virus. Reports of massoccurrence and nuisance connected with artificial breeding site usage by this species were analysed.methods Distribution data were collected from 2011 to 2014 mainly through trapping andsubmissions of adult mosquito specimens to a citizen science project. In the framework of the latter,additional information was gathered on recent…